Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known in As Gaeilge as “Oiche na Gaoithe Moire”, the hurrican(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire in California. Photograph: Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP

Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the (...)

Cycling on the beach at Jurmala, Latvia – not as easy as it looks

There are, broadly speaking, two types of cycling holidays. There’s those cyclists you see on, say, the Beara Peninsula, slogging uphill with packed p(...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

Anne Marie Fagan leaving the Four Courts on Thursday after the opening day of a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who sued after allegedly tripping on broken concrete outside shops in a Dublin suburb has settled her High Court action on undisclosed terms. (...)

A destroyed neighbourhood in Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: John Mabanglo/EPA

Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in northern California that have killed at least 31 people and le(...)

  Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

More than two and a half years after Apple first announced it would invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, it all came down to a judicial re(...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Michael McElligott of Tetrarch: has not said whether Tetrarch will bid for the hotel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Estate agent JLL is seeking upwards of €4.8 million for the freehold of Clonmel Park Hotel in Co Tipperary, which is currently leased by Irish investo(...)